Polly Clarke, the author of highly-coloured romantic novels, arrives on the island to rent a cottage and Ted is smitten - though the others in the house are not exactly encouraging. Polly invites Ted for drinks, which means he has to rush through a mass he is giving for some visiting nuns, and on arriving at Polly's cottage finds it is a house-warming party, not an intimate twosome, with the nuns amongst the guests. In fact after everybody else has left Polly dashes Ted's hopes even further by announcing that she wants to become a nun. Written by
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Did You Know?
In the episode "And God Created Woman (#1.5)" Polly Clarke mistakenly signs her book and spends the entire episode referring to Ted as "Father Curley". In the episode "The Passion of Saint Tibulus (#1.3)" Bishop Brennan states "And that's where you and Larry and Moe come in", a reference to "The Three Stooges". The third Stooges name was Curly. See more
When Father Ted stiffly walks over to the couch area, in response to the story told by Miss Clarke, the studio lights and ceiling are briefly seen over the top of the set walls. See more
Ah, Sister Assumpta!
Dougal, Dougal, do you remember Sister Assumpta?
She was here last year! And then we stayed with her in the convent, back in Kildare. Do you remember it? Ah, you do! And then you were hit by the car when you went down to the shops for the paper. You must remember all that? And then you won a hundred pounds with your lottery card? Ah, you must remember it, Dougal!
[Dougal shakes his head
And weren't you accidentally arrested for shoplifting? I remember ...